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Episode 11 - Family Matters
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Flashback: Checking in with CSTO

Posted on Fri Feb 16th, 2018 @ 12:37pm by Lieutenant Commander Larim Myles & Lieutenant Elloma Essu & Lieutenant Lwaxana Myles
Edited on on Thu May 31st, 2018 @ 9:44pm

Mission: Episode 2 - The Enemy Within
Location: Empok Noir - Airlock to Pioneer
Timeline: MD001 1300 Hrs
Tags: SD 71370.1300
843 words - 2 OF Standard Post Measure

Elloma had boarded Empok Nor. She immediately made her way over to the airlock that housed the USS Pioneer. She was eager to check in with her new CO. She assumed he would be on the bridge of the Pioneer. As she made her way over to the airlock she noticed Lieutenant Myles waiting at the airlock. She was a little surprised to see him, not typical she thought for a CO to meet his assistant at the airlock.

"Lieutenant Myles, Sir its great to finally meet you." She said, reaching out to give him a handshake, it was a silly thing she learned on Earth, apparently shaking hands was a form of respect. She preferred to bow. But most humanoids, earthlings or not, preferred the handshake.

Larim studied the young ensign before taking the offered hand. He was impressed already. He took the hand eagerly. "Then you must be Ensign Essu. I've heard a lot about you from the Academy. Great things." he smiled.

"It was really nice of you to meet me at the airlock sir, I would have been more than happy to meet you in your office or on the bridge sir." Said Elloma, trying to show an ounce of humility. It was very generous of him to come all the way down to the airlock to meet her, a great gesture on his part.

Larim nodded. In reality he was there to meet his wife. However he was on the informal side of management so he was happy to meet any officer under his command whenever. "Glad you think so, Ensign." he replied. He caught a glimpse of another officer approaching, and instantly knew who it was.

"We're gonna be a team after all, Ensign."

"Yes sir, I am not sure what you want to show me first, but I have been reviewing the specifications on the way here, I would like to think I am ready for most situations sir." She said, being completely blind to the fact, that his attention was drawn else where.

Larim kicked himself for his divided attention, but was relieved that his new assistant didn't seem to notice. Just then a familiar face walked up on the pair, giving Larim a peck on the cheek. He blushed.

He snapped himself back. "My apologies, Ensign." he said, making an introduction. "Ensign Elloma Essu. Please meet my lovely wife, Lieutenant Lwaxana Myles." he said.

"Call me Lax." she said. "Everybody does."

Elloma was not sure if it was proper to call someone by the first name, or if she should be calling her CO's wife by her first name. "I am so sorry Sir, Ma'am, clearly your not here to meet me. I apologize sir." She said, trying to back up slowly, to allow them time before the USS Pioneer left.

Lax looked at Larim, to which he looked back at her. They could feel the awkwardness. Which made them feel off. "Nothing to worry about, Ensign." Larim said.

"Indeed." said Lax. "No need to apologize."

"I can sense the awkwardness of the moment, I promise you sir, most of the time, I am very sharp, I miss read the moment, I allowed my excitement for the posting cloud my observations." She said, recalling the moment in her head, now that she was looking back on it. He was showing the signs, he was looking for someone. He really did not know her, he knew his wife. She also blocked his emotional responses, he was clearly excited to be meeting someone, obviously it was his wife.

The Myles' sensed it too, and tried to avoid projecting theire embarassment. Lax spoke up first. "Nothing to worry about, Ensign." she said. "And call me Lax." she insisted, smiling

"Yeah. She doesn't like to me called ma'am. Says it makes her feel old." Larim grinned

(Larim!) Lax said, telepathically. Giving Larim a nudge in the ribs for good measure.

(That hurt! Just kidding.)

Lax only winked.

"Seriously though. Glad to make your aquaintance, Ensign.

"My friends call me Elloma or Ellie, and I am happy to meet you too Lax." Said Elloma, reaching out to shake the hand of Lax. She was still a little embarrassed, but at the Myles were not making a big deal about it.

"Pleasure!" she smiled.

"I should probably give you guys some time, plus I need to find a bunk and unpack." Said Elloma, trying to leave the two love birds, it was clear by their emotional state, they had missed each other, and she felt like a third wheel.

"Sounds good. I didn't mean to make you uncomfortable. We'll start off after you're settled." Larim smiled.

A Joint Post By

Lieutenant Larim Myles
Chief Security/Tactical Officer, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant Lwaxana Myles
Engineer, Empok Nor

Ensign Elloma Essu
Assistant Chief Security/Tactical Officer, USS Pioneer


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